The old ball game

The old ball game

June 6, 2011 • Garrick Ng  

Enthusiastic fans lined the stands everywhere, donned in green and yellow attire. The sound of drums could be heard from below, along with the chant, “Let’s go, Oakland,” reverberating throughout the stadium while the player was at bat. The score was 5-2, with the Red Socks leading. It was the... 

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Missed it all

Missed it all

June 6, 2011 • Mahsa Dinyari  

The A’s game was extremely fun. The highlight, though, was waiting for Eric Chu wait in line for a hot dog. He wanted a polish dog, and the cashier told him to wait a minute. He ended up waiting 20 whole minutes just for them to complete making one polish dog. Amber, Ashley, Monica, and I waited... 

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Vendors and Mascots

Vendors and Mascots

June 5, 2011 • Amanda Nava  

Both journalism online and print went to an A’s baseball game, which feels like many moons ago. During this trip our sources of transportation were our feet and the Bay Area Rapid Transit aka BART. Upon our arrival you could feel the excitement in the air. The atmosphere that makes a baseball game... 

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Weather we win or not

Weather we win or not

May 18, 2011 • Eric Chu  

First thing I do before going to a baseball game is look at the forecast predicted for that day. Supposedly, the temperature was set at 61 degrees, and partly cloudy, mentioning nothing about rain. I wore two jackets to the game, one regular zipper up, and a windbreaker over it. While walking to BART... 

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To the lucky super goers

To the lucky super goers

May 10, 2011 • Jordan Wong  

It had been four or five years since the last time I went to a baseball game. I remember how high the prices were at the food stands. “Three-fifty for a bottle of water?” I thought to myself. “I’m not that thirsty. I guess I’ll buy some spicy nachos instead.” I realized... 

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The baseball culture

The baseball culture

May 10, 2011 • Krystal Inman  

A typical A’s game is illustrated with scenes of families, friends, and baseball lovers. Upon arrival, we were instantly greeted by the baseball culture. Scalpers, vendors and musicians lined the overpass bridging the BART station to the Oakland Coliseum. A steadily moving crowd approaches the game... 

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The A’s game

The A’s game

May 10, 2011 • Amber Yao  

            Journalism has taken up more of my free time than I thought possible. It’s made me learn how to use Photo Shop and InDesign on the computer and forced me to talk to strangers. But over the past year I have become a lot closer to many of the people in my 6th period class, so I... 

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Let’s go oakland (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

Let’s go oakland (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

May 10, 2011 • Sarah Kowalski  

It is a well known fact that many of the people who go to baseball games go for the atmosphere.  The smell of hot dogs and garlic fries wafting from every corner of the stadium and, of course, the palpable aura of excitement from the fans.  People usually associate Red Sox fans with extreme enthusiasm... 

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Rain can’t stop us

Rain can’t stop us

May 8, 2011 • Nadine Morishita  

On Wednesday April 20, journalism students departed from campus to the Oakland Coliseum to watch the Oakland A’s play the Boston Red Sox. There was a 20 percent chance of rain but not much was thought about it. After the first home run by Coco Crisp, the fans cheered and stood from their... 

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Fans behaving badly

May 7, 2011 • Bharathi Gandi  

Three men in a row with three cups of beer. “You idiot,” says one, “why are you wearing shorts when its THIS cold?!” Another man with another cup of beer joined these three men and that’s when it all started. Two of the four men were the Oakland A’s fans donning yellow and green attire. The... 

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